carnauba wax

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Definition of carnauba wax

: a hard brittle high-melting wax obtained from the leaves of the carnauba palm and used chiefly in polishes

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The full list of ingredients for the hair vitamins include: glucose syrup, sugar, water, pectin, citric acid, sodium citrate, natural flavors, titanium dioxide, Blue 1, coconut oil, and carnauba wax. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Do SugarBearHair Vitamins Really Work? Here's What Our Nutritionist Says," 22 May 2019 The pomade uses beeswax and carnauba wax to hold brows in place for a perfectly unkempt look. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Glossier Is Giving You a New Power Couple," 20 Feb. 2018 The 45-minute video, which aired on German broadcaster ARD's Markencheck show, centers on two Haribo supply chains: Northeastern Brazilian carnauba wax harvesting, and northern German pig farms that supply the company with gelatin. Lilian Min, Cosmopolitan, "Haribo Is Investigating Suppliers for Allegedly Using Slave Labor," 26 Oct. 2017 Commercial gummy snacks stay stiff and rubbery thanks to carnauba wax, also used in shoe polish, car wax and mascara. Sara Kate Gillingham, chicagotribune.com, "These DIY versions of popular snacks give processed ingredients the boot," 7 Sep. 2017 Commercial gummy snacks stay stiff and rubbery thanks to carnauba wax, also used in shoe polish, car wax and mascara. Sara Kate Gillingham, charlotteobserver, "These DIY versions of popular snacks give processed ingredients the boot," 7 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of carnauba wax

1854, in the meaning defined above

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